Rafael Nadal
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World No 1 Rafael Nadal will take on Denis Istomin in the third round of the 2014 Sony Open Tennis at the Stadium Court in Miami, on Monday.

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The play is set to start at 9pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Real-time internet updates and live streaming link is available on ATP's official website.


Nadal made it to the third round of the Sony Open Tennis after registering a victory over Lleyton Hewitt on Saturday. The 27-year-old had a comfortable straight set victory over the Australian as he won the match 6-1, 6-3.

The Spanish tennis star has never won the Miami Masters in his career and he would be looking to win the competition for the first time this year.

Meanwhile, Istomin had a tough fight in the second round against Dmitry Tursunov. The 27-year-old Uzbek lost the first set in a tiebreaker to the Russian tennis ace. However, Istomin fought hard to make a comeback in the game as he won the second tie 6-0.

Istomin continued his second set form into the final set, which helped him win the set 6-3. The Uzbek tennis star won the tie 6-7, 6-0, 6-3 to seal a place in the third round against Nadal.


Nadal holds a 3-0 lead against Istomin in overall meetings. The two have faced each other twice in grand slam events where the Spaniard came out victorious on both occasions.

Sony Open Tennis History

Nadal and Istomin are facing each other for the first time in Miami.